OVI: Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (ARTFL Project)

Publication Details

  • Time-span 10th - 14th Centuries
  • Subscription Type FREE
  • Publisher The ARTFL Project, University of Chicago
  • Languages Italian
  • Resource Types E-Books and E-Texts, Reference Source
  • Description The Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) is a searchable database of 22.3 million words (456,000 unique forms) in nearly 2000 texts in early Italian by medieval writers (mostly prior to 1375). Laid under contribution are works by the literary giants Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio as well as lesser-known and even obscure texts by poets, merchants, and chroniclers. A search form allows one to define a search by such criteria as author's name, title of work, date, specific linguistic area, general form (verse, prose, or mixed), and genre. Functioning links to the database's codes for areas and for genres are in the buff-colored column to the left of the search area. (Updates unknown)